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Case report


A rare case of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor

Harsha GuduruJun K ShenHarish S Lokannavar
Departments of Radiology, and MRI, Second affiliated hospital of Soochow University, Sanxiang Lu, Jiangsu Province China
Date of Submission: 01-May-2012, Date of Acceptance: 25-Jun-2012, Date of Web Publication: 06-Oct-2012.
Corresponding Author:

Jun K. Shen

Department of MRI, Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Sanxiang Lu, Jiangsu Province 215004, China.
E-mail: junkansh@yahoo.com.cn

Corresponding Author:

Jun K. Shen

Department of MRI, Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Sanxiang Lu, Jiangsu Province 215004, China.
E-mail: junkansh@yahoo.com.cn

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.102057 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


We present a rare case of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor, a rare benign glioneuronal tumor of the central nervous system. It generally occurs in the supratentorial region and the temporal cerebral cortex in children and young adults. The most common presentation is epilepsy. The supratentorial tumor without any signs of mass effect or peritumoral edema is the conventionally accepted diagnostic criteria. In this case of a 19-year-old male with intractable epilepsy, atypical features such as the location of the tumor and the presence of mass effect and peritumoral edema made imaging diagnosis difficult. Diagnosis was confirmed through histopathology. Due to its recent discovery and relatively rare occurrence it is important for radiologists to recognize this disease entity.
Keywords: DNET, Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor, Epilepsy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Cited in 2 Documents

  1. Ewelina Witkowska-Sędek, Monika Krawczyk, Elżbieta Lipska and Beata Pyrżak (2017) Dysembrioplastyczny guz nerwowo-nabłonkowy (DNT) u 9-letniego chłopca – od objawu do rozpoznania. Pediatria Polska 92(4):462. doi: 10.1016/j.pepo.2017.03.006
  2. Farzad Sina, Maryam Poranian, Saeed Razmeh and Jouan Taheri Talesh (2018) Multifocal Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor: A Report of a Rare Case. Rep Radiother Oncol 5(1):. doi: 10.5812/rro.74048

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